Minolta AF 28-105mm xi F3.5-4.5 A-mount lens review by Watty

reviewer#1239 date: Sep-26-2006
sharpness: 3.5
color: 3
build: 3
distortion: 3
flare control: 3
overall: 3.1
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 12MP12 MP24MP24 MP36MP36 MP42MP42 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:35-200xi, Sigma 35-80, Sony 18-70
price paid:35 Ɓsterling
positive:Good range of zoom, sharpness is better than average.
negative:Power zoom can drain take its toll on the battery. Irritating if it decides to zoom out when you don't want it to (happens more on film cameras). If dirt gets into the zoom control ring it becomes difficult to use.
comment:I tended to leave this on my film cameras most of the time and now it's the lens I pick up for medium/wide angle work. Trouble is, on the A100, it's not quite wide enough.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 32
  • sharpness: 4.16
  • color: 4.34
  • build: 4.16
  • distortion: 3.97
  • flare control: 3.75
  • overall: 4.07
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